Jeremiah Moss + Lucy Sante: Feral City

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Jeremiah Moss + Lucy Sante: Feral City

Join us for an in-person event with acclaimed author Jeremiah Moss for the release of his new book Feral City

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Strand Book Store 828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room New York, NY 10003

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Join us for an in-person event with acclaimed author Jeremiah Moss for the release of his new book Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York. Joining Jeremiah Moss in conversation is Guggenheim fellow Lucy Sante. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.

Can’t make the event? Purchase a signed copy of Feral City here.


In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card, Excelsior Pass or its equivalent. We will be checking to ensure compliance with the 14 day waiting period post-vaccination.

Registration will be required online. No tickets for entry will be sold at the door.


Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York is an exhilarating and intimate look at what happened when the pandemic emptied the city―and a rebellious energy reclaimed the streets.

Author, social critic, and “New York City’s career elegist,” Jeremiah Moss felt alienated in a town that had become suburbanized and sanitized. Then lockdown launched an unprecedented urban experiment: What happens when an entire social class abandons the city? Out in streets made vibrant by New Yorkers left behind, Moss found a sense of freedom he never thought possible. Participating in a historic explosion of protest, resistance, and spontaneity, from queer BLM marches to exuberant outdoor dance parties, he discovers that, without “hyper-normal” people to constrain it, New York can be more creative, connected, humane, and joyful. In this genre-bending work of “autotheory,” Moss gives an account of his renewed sense of place as a transgender man, braiding the narrative with psychoanalysis, literature, and queer theory, as he offers valuable insight into the way public space―and the spaces inside us―are controlled and can be set free.

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Jeremiah Moss is the acclaimed author of Vanishing New York. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his writing has appeared in n+1, New York Times, The New Yorker, and Paris Review, among other publications. He works as a psychoanalyst in Manhattan.

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Lucy Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, lived in New York City for almost thirty years, and now lives in the Hudson Valley. She is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Walker Evans, Kill All Your Darlings, Folk Photography, The Other Paris, Maybe the People Would Be the Times, and Nineteen Reservoirs. Her awards include a Whiting Writers Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Grammy, an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, and Guggenheim and Cullman fellowships. She teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.